George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address on ‘passionate attachments’ for foreign countries (like US has for Israel)
George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address
Washington was concerned about what he called a “passionate attachment” by some Americans to a foreign country to the detriment of American interests.
While his fundamental concern at that time was the support some Americans then expressed for France, Washington claimed that such a passionate attachment was a major affliction for all republics.
George Ball, Under Secretary of State for Kennedy and Johnson titled his book The Passionate Attachment which dealt with the support by some influential Americans for Israel.
And it is this passionate attachment for Israel that has been played a major role in shaping American Middle East policy and today is leading the US to war with Iran.
Scroll to link for George Washington’s Farewell Address at bottom of http://astandforjustice.org
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